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Secret To Crazy Easy eBay money. Costco Wholesale and SAM's Club is your cash-cow.

Updated on March 28, 2013

Millions of dollars in inventory is yours.

If you have ever walked through a Costco or a Sam's club, you know they carry an insane amount of merchandise. Well good news, all of that merchandise is yours.Every single item in that warehouse is your ticket to easy money.

Step by Step

This will seem like I am oversimplifying things, however it really is this easy.

1. Go to Costco and take pictures of everything you would like to sell. Take several angles.

2. Post them on eBay with a description. Normally you can go to the Costco website and cut and paste the description of the item.

3. Charge 5-10 dollars more than what Costco charges. Keep in mind that eBay takes a pretty hefty cut.

4. Make sure you charge for shipping.

5. After the item sells, take the money to Costco and purchase the item.

6. Ship the item and leave positive feedback.

7. Wash and repeat again and again.

If you plan on doing this as a part-time job, and honestly why wouldn't you, get a tax i.d. number. This will allow you to purchase tax-free, and you get tons of tax deductions at the end of the year.

Examples of things I have sold on eBay that I bought from COSTCO

Tommy Bahama 100 quart stainless steel cooler. Purchased for 149.99, sold for 199.99.

Mystiglo LED Open sign. Purchased for 79.99, sold for 99.99

Jelly Belly jelly beans, 4 lb. jar. Purchased for 15.97, sold for 29.99. (yeah I was shocked too)

Pampers pull-ups. Purchased for 19.99, sold for 23.00

All of these sales were made with zero dollars out of my pocket.

You are probably saying that my profit margins are low, and you would be right. However, i make a lot of sales. My quantity of sales makes up for the margin.

Ask away.

I would love to answer any questions that you may have in the comments section below.

Why would people buy these items form you?

This is the question I get asked often by people that I teach this method to. There are a few very good reasons why people will throw their money at you.

1. Not everyone has access to a Costco or SAMS club.

2. Not everyone likes to shop. Some people would rather purchase online, rather than fight the crowds at the stores.

3. Most times the prices you are charging is far less than what they could buy it for at their local store.

Now for a quick question.

Have you ever sold something on eBay that you purchased solely for that purpose?

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      2 years ago

      I have an open mind and you have shared some worthy insights.

      I will reconsider.


      Now, share some items that sell well.


    • luisj305 profile image


      2 years ago from Florida

      Great information really.

      Oh yeah this has worked very well for years.

      it doesn't matter if the competition has a cheaper price.

      btw. You can use stock pics from the internet,until you get your own.

      If the customer prefers to purchase from you, for whatever reason,( closer distance, exclusive item/ flavor) or they just liked your page better.

      They will. I find the light weight items easier to profit, you can grab more at one time and they are quicker to pack and cheaper.

      Obviously you must find your own items that profit well.

      Nobody will tell you the beast profiting products.

      I don't mind sharing some basic items that sell well. but I won't ever mention my top sellers... Those killers can take months to find!!!

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      2 years ago

      this is absurd. you cannot sell jelly belly jelly beans for nearly 30.00 when there are savages selling them for 20.95 with free shipping

      what a load of bull

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      avash shrestha 

      3 years ago


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      3 years ago

      Can I contact you for a question?

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      4 years ago

      Most of the those items come pre packed , just wrap and print out a ship label and let the post office pick it up

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      4 years ago

      19.99 sold for 23.00? ebay fees alone on that would be $2.30 Paypal fees would be $.80 so you are already at a loss. Huge waste of time. You are wasting time packing and shipping items to end up losing money.

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      4 years ago

      This sounds extremely time consuming. Shopping all the time and packaging almost daily oh my gosh. I'm not sure if its worth it but thanks for sharing. Guess you don't know till you try.

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      4 years ago

      Is this legal to do? It sounds a lot like dropshipping and I'm wondering if it's legal to do it without Costco's consent. Also, I know Costco has tons of inventory, but there is always the possibility they'll be out of something when it sells. Makes this a risky venture.

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      4 years ago

      "Pampers pull-ups. Purchased for 19.99, sold for 23.00"

      with Ebay fees and paypal fees and the hassle to pack and ship, There is no gain just pain!

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      Alanna Bartelmey 

      5 years ago

      P.S. Great article though! I still want to sell but not as much as I'd like and have the funds to cover what I'm listing.

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      Alanna Bartelmey 

      5 years ago

      PayPal now holds funds for up-to 21 days, so I can no longer drop ship on bigger items unless I have the funds to purchase it with my own money!

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      5 years ago

      Hi, how can i join this dropship ebay costco... how much wouldit cost me for joining?

      Looking forward.

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      5 years ago

      I just sold a guy 2 Kraft Mac n Cheese 12 packs for $69.90, my cost to purchase at Sam's is $9.98 per case! I buy for $19.96 and even with shipping and eBay fees, I'm making some easy money!

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      5 years ago

      How does having a tax id make it so that you don't have to pay sales tax?

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      5 years ago

      I wanted to know if you ever order the item online and ship it directly to your client? I am afraid of a receipt being inside and also Costco's logo.

    • deanoman777 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Independence

      luisj305, that is a great point. just make sure you write down the prices at the store so that you can price your products accordingly. BTW why are you reading this and not at the store snapping pics?

      hawaiianodysseus, Thank you for the awesome comment. I just felt it was time to pass on some ways that I make extra money.

    • luisj305 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida

      This is great advice, some of these department stores carry inventory exclusive to a particular area / region. Those are some of the hottest selling items.

      If you want to avoid taking pictures in public, like me. Just write the item down onto your phone, once you get home search for it online and you can grab a stock photo that usually is in great quality. It's also a way to save time. Deanoman777, very useful hub.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      Awesome idea, follow-through, and hub! I am impressed by your ingenuity and resolve. Thanks for sharing! This is a great example of arbitrage!


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